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Abandoned puppies rescued in Mason City


MASON CITY, Minn. (KTTC)--Seven abandoned puppies may soon be going to new homes after they were left in freezing cold temperatures last week.

According to the Humane Society of North Iowa, the playful pups were abandoned in a plastic container in a Mason City Neighborhood.  The container had been poked with air-holes and "free puppies" was written on the side of the box. 

"I mean it's just shocking that any animal would dispose of an animal this way," said Sybil Soukup, the Executive Director of the Humane Society of North Iowa.  "Animals are not disposable."

The 8-week-old puppies were admitted to the Mason City Stray Animal Shelter located in the same building as the Humane Society.  HSNI says Daisy Mae, Mario, Macy, Lou-Lou, Roscoe, Duke and Luigi are most-likely a Boxer mix.  No one has come forward to claim the dogs.  So they've been released to the Humane Society to find "forever homes."

"Cats and dogs are brought in everyday-they've been found in different places, abandoned," said Soukup.

Like "Judah" who lost his hind leg after being hit by a mail truck.  Still, this lovable pooch is active and looking to be rescued.

"When you rescue and adopt an animal from an animal shelter you're actually saving the lives of two animals: the animal you've taken home and adopted--and the animal that can come into the animal shelter because you've created an open kennel space," said Soukup.

According to Soukup, many people have already inquired about the puppies.  For more information about these dogs and other animals waiting to be adopted, you can visit the shelter's web site at www.hsni.org.

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